Double Sharp at Lorenzo's Cafe
Two piece professional duet based in the beautiful Okanagan valley of British Columbia. Performing swing, jazz, latin and contemporary songs.
Musicians: David Sproule on Piano: Curtis Kieres on Saxophone
David Sproule - After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in the 1980’s, David Sproule has performed & taught classical and jazz & popular
piano music throughout his home province of B.C... David now has a successful piano teaching business in Kelowna B.C. where
he teaches classical (Royal Conservatory of Music), pop & jazz piano. As a performer, David has often performed with the Prince
George Symphony, while living in Prince George. He has co-directed the musical “Forever Plaid” and has played for musical
theatre for many large productions in Prince George. David also showcased his talents as an entertainer and performer in 2002,
playing in the popular “Wells/Barkerville” shows that take place on a yearly basis. Fairly recently, David has performed with the “Candesca” choir of
Kelowna, at “Carvers’ Lounge” at Big White, as well as “Summerhill”, “Ancient Hill”, “Quail’s Gate”, and “Vibrant Vines” wineries. He has also performed in the popular Funk band called “Monifunk”, travelling throughout the Okanagan to perform. One thing that expresses David’s talents’ as well, is his ability to accompany choirs, instrumentalists, and solo singers. David often gets asked to accompany musicians for shows or for music festivals and other events.
Curtis Kieres has been playing wind instruments for 20 years starting on clarinet and moving onto saxophone.
His primary instrument is tenor sax however is also proficient at Alto sax and soprano. Curtis has been actively involved in music and won the "Musician of the Year" award in Grade 11. Having mostly a jazz & blues background, Curtis has been fortunate to gain improvisational skills. Curtis' artists of influence include Stevie Wonder, Tom Scott, Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets, Steely Dan, Average White Band and Tower of Power.
Curtis has been involved in many musical groups in the Okanagan such as:
- Monifunk (8-piece funk/soul/R&B/disco band)
- Dreamland Band (Swing era big band music)
- Kelowna City Band (orchestral music - brass/woodwind)
- Evangel Tabernacle praise & worship team